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Best Oregon Fishing Lakes

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Top places to fish for bass, catfish, crappie and more in OR.

Crescent Lake, Detroit Lake, Diamond Lake, Lake Billy Chinook, Odell Lake, Upper Klamath Lake and Wickiup Reservoir are the most popular places for fishing in Oregon, offering anglers the chance to pursue a variety of fish species.

  • Detroit Lake
  • Lake Billy Chinook
  • Odell Lake
  • Upper Klamath Lake
  • Wickiup Reservoir
Best Bass Lakes

Brownlee Reservoir, Lake Billy Chinook, The Columbia River and Wickiup Reservoir are considered the best options for largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass. More...

Popular Catfish Lakes

The Columbia River, The Tualatin River, Snake River and Brownlee Reservoir are good choices for channel, white or flathead catfish. More...

Top Crappie Lakes

Brownlee Reservoir, Henry Hagg Lake and Prineville Reservoir are the most popular lakes for black and white crappie. More...

Favorite Sunfish-Panfish Lakes

Agency Lake, Brownlee Reservoir and Upper Klamath Lake are the most popular of the larger lakes to fish for bluegill, perch and other sunfish. More...

Best Walleye Lakes

The Columbia River is considered the top water for walleye fishing. More...

Popular Trout Lakes

Many streams and small lakes across the state are loaded with trout. Of the larger lakes, Crescent Lake, Detroit Lake, Diamond Lake, Odell Lake, Upper Klamath Lake and Wickiup Reservoir are among the favorites for anglers pursuing rainbow, cutthroat, brook, brown, golden, lake trout and steelhead. More...

Top Striper Lakes

The Columbia River, and other rivers in the state, are the best options for striped bass and hybrid striped bass. More...

Favorite Salmon Lakes

Rivers, big and small across the state offer excellent salmon fishing. For salmon fishing in the larger lakes, try your luck at Lake Billy Chinook, Odell Lake, Upper Klamath Lake and Wickiup Reservoir are the most popular lakes for chinook, chum, coho and kokanee salmon fishing. More...

Visit the Oregon fishing page for links to information covering a wide variety of fish species and local fishing choices in the state. Visit the Oregon map to identify your best route to these top fishing locations. Look to our sister site for additional information about boating in OR at many of the most popular lakes in the state.

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